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    • Japanese Anime Director to be featured at the Artists Talk 5th Animahenasyon Festival on November 22

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      The Japan Foundation, Manila and the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. present an artist’s talk and interaction on contemporary Japanese anime film by renowned Japanese director, Jun Awazu, on November 22 (Tuesday, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm) at the International Centre of Information Technology Education (ICITE) Auditorium, Eastwood, Quezon City.

      Mr. Awazu was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1974. He got his master’s degree at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2003, he started working with his award-winning work NEGADON: The Monster from Mars which won many international prizes including the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 20th Digital Contents Grand Prix in Japan.

      A 25-minute film, Negadon pays homage to a wide variety of 1950's and 60's monster movies such as Godzilla, Mothra, and other classics that first brought global attention to Japan's emerging post-war feature film industry. It is also considered as the world's first complete computer generated monster movie.

      In addition, a special program featuring the works of Director Makoto Shinkai film Voices of a Distant Star and several best-short anime from the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival will be held respectively on November 22 (Tuesday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm) and November 23 (Wednesday, 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm) at the Amberly Belmont Function Room, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel.

      A lecture and screening for students will also be held on November 23 (Wednesday), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Waldo Perfecto Hall, SPS Building (Bro. Connon Hall), De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila.

      For more information, inquiries and reservations, please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila through telephone numbers 811~6155 to 58, or email@jfmo.org.ph, or visit the website at http://www.jfmo.org.ph or http://www.animahenasyon.com.

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      ANIMAHENASYON 2011 © Animation Council of the Philippines NEGADON © Jun Awazu / CoMix Wave Films

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